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Saturday, January 19, 2013

Yesterday my sparkcoach assignment was to weigh correctly.

All right, I know what you're thinking. Does weighing correctly involve some of those moves we probably have all tried at one time or other?

LOL....the scale stealth move.....sneaking up ever so cautiously, almost holding your breath, willing yourself to be as light as you could possibly be? Doing the P maneuver.....emptying your bladder before even thinking about the scale....the B maneuver....stepping on the scale after a really um good bowel movement...LOL This is silly but be honest....have you ever?

The main take away from yesterday's lesson was to set a routine for the weigh in....same day....same time....same scale....same clothing or lack thereof. And....don't obsess on the scale and weigh every day or multiple times a day.

The assignment was to choose an official weigh in it...& blog it.

Of course, I had already blogged yesterday by the time I read my coach lesson and I already had my weigh in date set.

Previously, I have not had a specific "official" weigh in day. Now, I didn't avoid that in order to wait until the scale was good to me or anything. With the work we had been doing, we could be called away on short notice and then be away from home (and the scale) for weeks. I found that keeping tabs on my weight daily kept me on top of it. For me, it also was a tool that helped me to identify certain things regarding the cause and effect of certain behaviors...the bloating effect of certain foods...the very distinct relationship of salt (restaurant dining) and my fluid retention...the post long run/heavy workout weight increase as well as the beneficial scale tool to determine fluid replacement needs when running. My daily scale excursions a tool not an obsession. But....I get the point. Looking at the long term is easier to see progress however slow than the day to day.

When I started sparkcoach, I had already set a starting weigh in day.....I chose my start day as my official scale day...I wanted to be able to gauge how the coach was helping me to blast off my plateau. So, Saturday is the day............That's today friends.

I continue to step on the scale daily as noted above, but the weight from Saturday is the only one that counts.

I am down 0.6 lb......HA!

No, that's not a blazing loss, but it's a loss. I am now a mere 9 lbs from the mother of all goals for dream goal....the one that is my ultimate. And I am well aware that going from my good, healthy weight goal to my ultimate, best weight goal is by it's very nature going to be a slow process. Does that feel ok? Yes.

Now, after logging my weight, I looked at the report for my weight over time......I'm still laughing. The straight line from the start wt a year or so ago toward the goal as the projected ideal is a nice down ramp. My weight line went from basically the same weight to the same weight but it looked a bit more like my garmin forerunner graph of a typical run with changes in elevation along the year's "route" but generally staying the same. It's a weight maintenance chart! LOL Oh Well.

My chosen goal date for the goal is March. It is going to be interesting to see my progress. Will I reach the goal? Probably not. Will I make significant progress toward the goal? Yeah, I think so. I can always readjust the end date and it's going to happen in 2013....this I know.

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SCHECK5 1/21/2013 4:59AM

    way to go...keep it up!!

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JANET552 1/20/2013 9:42AM

    Congratulations on the weight loss!! I am thinking of it in terms of a 1 lb. loss because I would round that number.

Even when we weigh the dogs you have to be careful that their whole body is on the scale. They like to sit on the edge and have their butt and tail hang over. I guess nobody likes the scale.

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JLITT62 1/20/2013 5:27AM

    ANY weight loss should be celebrated! Goals are always good, too, even if you don't achieve them, because they keep you focused.

Stan & Ollie sound very much like my boys - polar opposites, even down to what they liked to eat, Simba LOVED veggies & would actually choose carrots over tuna . . . yes, he had some very odd tastes for a cat! Giz could care less about veggies. I couldn't leave out a melon to ripen because Simba would eat thru the rind to get at it . . .

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GRAMMAKARMIN 1/19/2013 8:43PM

    Congrats! Keeping that mostly even keel over the past year is a big accomplishment in itself and I'm sure you will reach that ultimate goal this year!

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GINIEMIE 1/19/2013 3:35PM

    Congrats on the weight loss,
I found it for you! No worries for you. I was emotional eating yesterday and knew it, but I still managed not to eat every comfort food I could think of. We did have pizza and I od on it, but that's okay. It doesn't happen every day. And it won't happen again for that same reason.
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SLIMMERJESSE 1/19/2013 11:45AM

    Woohoo! You'll achieve that mother of all goals.

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MNTWINSGAL 1/19/2013 11:40AM

    It's progress -- and it's all good!

Side note...Joy, when I was in high school I was good friends with a number of wrestlers. I couldn't believe some of the stuff they did to get to their wrestling weight!

Congrats, Donna!

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HOPELOSE100 1/19/2013 10:26AM

    Way to go Donna!! My son is in wrestling and the team swears that if you stand on your head before you weigh in your weight will go down about 2 tenths of a pound-they do it all of the time in order to make weight when they are a little over. Doesn't make sense to me, but they say it works?? I haven't been crazy enough to try it, but if my 106 pounder can lose 2 tenths by standing on his head, I should lose a lot if I gave it a shot right emoticon !!

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CATANTIGO 1/19/2013 10:17AM

    It WILL happen, for sure. Congrats on the 0.6. emoticon

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